Last night Step Afrika “stepped” off the beginning of their tour throughout the wards! If you have yet to see this talented group this FREE tour around the city is the perfect opportunity to get familiar with their talent! And for those of you who have attended a Step Afrika performance prior I’m sure you’ve already made arrangements.
The energy at TheArc in Ward 8 last night was positively elevated, as people of all ages Sold Out the venue eagerly filling the theatre anticipating a good time. We enjoy theatre as a family, we enjoy movement and our connection to uplifting African American moments runs deep.
The show had a bit of education regarding the origins of stepping, tons of crowd participation, as well as live music just to highlight a few elements. SN: I was personally thrilled to see one of my Fellow Elon Alum shining so brightly throughout the performance. *Go Dionne Go!*
Here is the link to reserve your tickets for the tour and more info/ show offerings from Step Afrika
Princess Liv took sometime to read her brochure while experiencing an interactive exhibit at TheArc.
If only I could blog directly from my brain to WordPress I could share so much more….. Life is so good! My tribe is in a constant state of upward movement and we are blessed to be favored by the creator!
So baby girl lost her first tooth!
It was the most beautiful, natural ,drama free right of passage.
Prior to bed we read
Ironically, today is #NationalToothFairyDay and when my princess awoke she was greeted with glitter money and chocolate coins in exchange for her first tooth! We also provided her “proof” of the fairies existence with glitter *Read: Fairy Dust* left sprinkled about and a photo of a small fairy a over her while she was sleep. Ahhh the magic in her her being when she awoke was worth it all.
This past weekend mi familia celebrated our little Prince that will be joining our tribe in just a few weeks. So beyond Thankful to those who continue to support us with love and encouragement. Good vibes were had by all and as I reflect, to have friendships with individuals that I consider to be family and bask in the levels of life that we have and continue to experience together is a huge success to me! Like I’m honored to have my family surrounded by so many good souls.
SN: My family needs a photographer… Im happy we captured the few snaps we have ,we are such in the moment people that we never get enough pics! I guess when life is so good you never feel like you have enough huh?
The “It’s a Boy” & ” Oh Baby” cups were super cute favors.
Ha! Peep Uncle Nate trying to break free from the girls
I’m so proud of you! Screaming so loud for you!
Cue: “This girl is on fire”
Words don’t exist to express the pride and joy Liv brings into our lives! She is strong and focused and with every new space in her life she owns it with such a confidence that fuels me to push beyond my own boundaries!
Olympic Figure Skater soon come!
So I attended MommyCon!
It was intense and I am 6 months pregnant and my helpful ,energetic 5 year old Princess was my helper for the day *wipes sweat off my brow because she really is great and helps mommy so much*.
MommyCon started at 9am on a Saturday and my Gawd was that a thing. I swear it is the hottest of days right now and I work full time and did I mention I’m growing a young king … But we got there in time 🙂 Because I was excited and I have that adult timed sleep schedule that awakes me at 6:30 am regardless if it’s the weekend or not.
The giveaways made it worthwhile for me we came in and spent at least two hours engaging vendors and being loaded down with goodies! MOM’s Organic Market was there fueling our snacking needs. Tons of baby brands that it would be impossible to name and Liv scoped out a new vendor Whole Life Services and per her love for squishy things that allow her to create just had to have some Aroma Doh. The Momma owner, Angel was really amazing to chat with. Definitely check out their goodies! Once Liv and I concluded the vendor area and received our gift bags we headed to a few of the sessions.
My favorite sessions were baby wearing which I really look forward to mastering this time around.
Another fave was the cloth diapering session. I had a few in rotation with Liv ,but it’s important to me to that I utilize a large stash of reusable diapers for my son. This will be optimal for his health and our carbon footprint as a family. I met some wonderful ladies that Are skilled in placenta encapsulation. Have any of you warrior moms taken your placentas home? I’m so fascinated by the journeys of new life.
Cotton Babies held a informative and motivating about the decision/ necessity to start a brand that provided a sustainable diapering option for babies. Not only is it way less chemicals on your developing nations child’s bum ,but it eliminates the extreme stress of diapering costs. The reality that some families stress over the decision of what to eat because of disposable diaper cost is sad and information must be shared to empower parents to cloth diaper regardless the brand. The owner even demonstrated a DIY demo to creating your own cloth diaper!
At the conclusion of the day their was a massive giveaway session. I won a few cloth diapers Yipee!!!
With a young growing family and my passion about being a mommy I would definitely attend again. Sadly I’ve gotten word that DC may not be on next years tour schedule due to venue scheduling conflicts, and I’m not sure that I’d travel far for this event.
My superpower is that I am a portal between the spiritual and physical world! Being a mother is the most humbling, highest priority role of my life! To share life with other humans that you co created with the most high is magical! Our big girl is so perfect! She is kind and loving and very intelligent amongst so many other attributes. After 5 years of being nurtured by her parents with a homeschool/ unschool approach that has served her exceedingly well, we are just beaming that after quite an extensive process our Princess will be attending one of the top schools in Washington, DC.
God favors my family and we are so open to all good things! We are beyond thrilled that this October our family is growing by two feet!!!!
Princess Liv will be a great big sister to her little brother!
Love! Love! Love! Love!
Now what will I call the blog?
DC outdoors is so good!
It’s so amazing to live in a area that provides such a diverse entertainment scene. From the free museums , to swanky little restaurants to the ah- mazing outdoors DC does not lack “things to do”. Fletcher’s Cove is such a wonderful experience in Georgetown.
Fishing, canoeing and the beautiful opportunity to connect with what matters can all be experienced in this beautiful space.
C&O Canal has quite an interesting history so you just may learn something by taking a visit to this space.
Where does your family go to enjoy the outdoors?
Words can’t express the delight in watching your child blossom. Watching your child choose activities that suit them and the joy they have while learning and engaging in their interest areas. Any opportunity for my child to manifest her greatness we are there. Liv has been attending Artful Afternoons at the Smithsonian and she loves it!
Each session highlights the work of a preselected artist. The children create at multiple stations throughout the school, using a variety of materials that are relevant to the work of the artist while inspiring the young artist to manifest on their own. To replenish their strength the children conclude with a group snack time. So cute! So fun!
You see that kite waaaaay up there in the sky? Yes, that’s my baby kite work!
While daddy was looking for a parking spot. Liv and I spread out our blanket and got all set up to admire, enjoy and fly her kites. It literally took forever for us to actually get going because I had attached the string to the wrong side ( they don’t teach you how to assemble a kite in school) Once we got the kite up we were really having a blast. This event is definitely one of our favorite Cherry Blossom happenings!
My baby is most definitely a PBS kid! PBS is the only channel I feel comfortable really leaving the room and knowing that my child is being entertained and educated without any offensive content. One of her many favorites are the Wild Kratt brothers! Liv has her very own creature power suit and pretends to go on each adventure with the crew!
The amount accurate wildlife knowledge that my child has and her excitement to share it all brings so much joy to me. So when we found out the Wild Kratts were going to be live in DC us along with tons of other families quickly purchased tickets. After counting down for like what felt like forever… It was Showtime! Seeing the sheer light in her face made the moment perfect!
SN: Another beautiful part of PBS programming and Wild Kratts specifically is the representation of brown people. The brown girl power on the Wild Kratts is intentional and motivating. They have most definitely won our house over as true fans!